How can Art of Hosting help us have difficult conversations around oppression?
This was the question I asked during March's Art of Hosting training, and I'd like to keep the conversation going here. So, what do you think?
Some interesting insights from the initial conversation:
- What are the minimum conditions we can all meet to move forward with the conversation? What does that mean for an oppressed/oppressor-dynamic?
- Balance power. Acknowledge the privilege in the room to create a safe space.
- Promote resilience when calling conversations between oppressor and oppressed. How do I let you hurt me? Am I willing to get hurt to have this discussion in order to get you to stop hurting others?
- It's important to host one's self and their own marginalized community before stepping into hosting spaces that require vulnerability and inclusion of an oppressor-group.
Excited to hash this out some more!